|It’s not often you see a rabona in a soccer match. And it’s not often you see a rabona in a soccer match that is perfectly executed and not just done as a trick. You might see Di Maria do a rabona to cross the ball, but did Di Maria really have to do a rabona or could he have just crossed the soccer ball normally? Did he have to go behind his standing leg with his other foot to cross it….not really.
Here though, Boca Juniors Jonathan Calleri pulls off a rabona to score because if Calleri had stopped and tried to chip the keeper or shoot the ball normally it would have given both the goalie and the defenders time to get back. No, here the rabona was the perfect skill and move to use so Calleri could surprise the keeper. It had purpose. What’s also impressive is how much height Calleri gets on the soccer ball to score for Boca Juniors. Take a look.